Coronavirus information

Key Contacts

If there are any general holistic concerns please contact Mrs Muckley, the Headteacher’s PA. She will liaise with the Headteacher Mrs Scott-Herron and your correspondence will be directed accordingly – jmuckley@boteler.org.uk

If you require information on Teaching and Learning including out online platforms please contact Mr Kinsey (Deputy Headteacher) – ckinsey@boteler.org.uk

If it is exam and assessment information your require please contact Mr Koltan (Senior Assistant Headteacher) – jkoltan@boteler.org.uk

If you need to contact the Chair Of Governors for any reason then  please email Miss Morris (Clerk to the Governors) – jmorris@boteler.org.uk

If you have any queries regarding Site Management and Business Support then please contact Mike Frodsham (Business Manager) – mfrodsham@boteler.org.uk

Please click here for the letter from Warrington Borough Council, 22nd September 2020, and here for the accompanying flow chart. 

Please click here for our letter regarding face coverings, 18th September 2020.

Please click here for an update from the Leader and Chief Executive of Warrington Borough Council.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 8th June 2020.

Please click here for Warrington Borough Council’s plan for schools following the recent Government announcement, 20th May 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 20th May 2020.

Update 15th May 2020 from TCAT CEO Matthew Grant

TCAT Position on School and College re-opening

TCAT has been fully committed to enabling vulnerable young people and the children of key workers to attend our academies since the formal closure of schools and colleges on Friday 20 March.

As the Government sets out plans for more pupils and students to return to schools and colleges for teaching and/or face to face contact you can be assured that TCAT will:

  • Follow the latest Government advice and guidance (which is being updated daily at the moment)
  • Proceed with caution at every stage of the re-opening process
  • Continue our preparations for the safe return of staff, pupils and learners to ensure we are ready to move when the time is right
  • Only open for more pupils and students when national authorities deem it safe to do so for staff
  • Only open for more pupils and students when national authorities deem it safe to do so for pupils and students
  • Ensure “face to face contact” is meaningful and manageable
  • Ensure that the online offer for those not attending school or college remains meaningful and purposeful
  • Continue to communicate with all stakeholders and other schools and colleges to ensure best practice is shared and resources are put to best use

 Information correct as of  15 May 2020

Matthew Grant

TCAT CEO

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 16th July 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 7th July 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 30th June 2020.

Click here for the new ground floor map for Year 9 students. 

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 12th May 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 4th May 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 29th April 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update for parents and carers, 3rd April 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 27th March 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers – school closure and keyworker information, 20th March 2020. 

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 18th March 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 17th March 2020.

Please click here for Mrs Scott-Herron’s update to parents and carers, 12th March 2020.

Coronavirus Staff letter – 12th March 2020

Click here for the parent letter regarding how students will be learning after Easter from the Deputy Headteacher

Click here for the Student Guide to Microsoft Teams

Click here for the KS3 and Year 10 Distance Learning Timetable

If you were due to go on a school  trip between April and September  please click here for further information regarding refunds.  

Well-being information:

   

Click here for Wellbeing Information, Advice and Support for students

Click below to view our Support Guide.

Click here for our Support Guide for parents, carers and students as a PDF

If you or someone you know is struggling with this very challenging situation we are all in, please keep reading for ways to feel a bit calmer and ideas to help you cope. http://www.wellbeingandcoping.net

Chipper Birds is a great resource for a bit of sound therapy. Bird music is great for relaxation, stress and anxiety. If you love birds, you’ll be happy to hear that their chirps and tweets can help you relax when you are feeling anxious – and just in general too. https://chipperbirds.com/bird-music-for-anxiety/

Government Guidance:

Click here to view the Government’s plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy.

Collection of guidance for educational settings on GOV.​UK

All of the Department for Education’s coronavirus guidance for educational settings can now be found in one place on GOV.​UK at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-schools-and-other-educational-settings

Our main guidance for schools, the ‘school closures guidance’, will be regularly kept up-to-date. Any new advice for schools on specific issues, such as food, exams or safeguarding, will be linked from it:

 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-school-closures

Government guidance – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-information-for-the-public

Please click here for the latest communication from the Chief Education Officer at the Church of England – Educating for Wisdom, hope, dignity and living well together

 

 

Home learning and free school meals

Can all parents of students entitled to Free School Meals send their email address to fsm@boteler.org.uk urgently if they haven’t done so already. The school will only issue e-vouchers when an email address has been validated.

Please click here for the Free School Meal Voucher Letter – 24th March 2020.

Please click here to complete the online form for Keyworkers.

 

The TCAT Coronavirus page can be viewed by clicking here. 

Please see links below for our EAL students which may be useful.  

  How Do I Manage the Coronavirus Scare as a Parent of a Child With Autism? – Autism Parenting Magazine Many parents are wondering how to talk to their children about the virus in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already are.  www.autismparentingmagazine.com

Click here for Year 11 messages.

A message from our Headteacher, 18th March 2020 at 9.30pm:

Good Evening

I know you will have seen the news regarding schools closing and this must be very worrying for you all, especially on top of the concern of Coronavirus.

The Boteler Family has been working hard behind the scenes to keep school running as normal as possible and to help and support parents/carers at this difficult time. We have been proactive with the Independent Learning apps and platforms so students can still be educated at home.

The Government announced that schools will be open for vulnerable students and students of key workers. What we don’t know as yet is what that looks like or how it will work. I am working very hard on this and as soon as I have more clarity I will contact you.

I really do feel for our Year 11 students who have been working tirelessly and for them to have their examinations cancelled is devastating. Again as soon as I have more information regarding if or how they will be awarded an ‘outcome’ I will let you know.

Students in receipt of free schools meals will be receiving vouchers from us for food and we are in the process of setting this up. All students will hopefully be able to access a free breakfast from the Food Bank as part of our Big Breakfast project too. We will continue work hard with our local community to ensure we do all we can to help and support our vulnerable families.

The road ahead will be challenging but we will meet those challenges head on and deal with them to the best of our abilities. We will help and support you as much as we can with your questions and worries. We may not have all the answers but we will try to find them out for you.

Please look out for texts with updates and check the website, as that is where I will post the information.

School is fully open for the next two days and please continue to follow all the guidance regarding self – isolation.

The Boteler Family will get through this because we are strong, resilient and have faith. We must continue to work together and support each other.

You and your children are the priority and please stay safe and take care because that is what matters the most.

You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Beverley Scott-Herron Headteacher

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